10 Best Family-Friendly Resorts In Sri Lanka - Updated 2023

Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza 
| 6 min read

Rich in both culture and natural wonders, it’s little wonder why Sri Lanka remains a popular vacation destination. Plenty of attractions await, including stunning temples and monasteries, pristine white-sand beaches, and lush tropical forests. Some must-visit places are Yala National Park, Colombo Lotus Tower, and Sri Lanka National Museum. The warm local hospitality is a bonus. With so much to discover on this beautiful island, you and your loved ones are sure to create treasured memories when you visit. For your next vacation, we will help you find a resort to help every member of your clan have fun and feel completely at ease. Read on to see the best family-friendly resorts in Sri Lanka.

1. Habarana Village by Cinnamon (from USD 71)

If you’re looking for a more rustic experience, Habarana Village by Cinnamon will keep you close to nature while still providing all the comforts and your family may need. At the resort, you’ll stay in your cozy, bungalow-style rooms. Decked in beautiful wooden furniture and equipped with creature comforts, including plush beds, air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi access, plus tea- and coffee-making facilities, you’re sure to feel at ease. You’ll also have a private terrace where you can enjoy the fresh air and picturesque views.

Some must-try family-friendly activities at the resort include a walk down their bird and butterfly trail, the elephant safari, and alfresco dining under the trees.

Habarana Village by Cinnamon

Wifi Available

Address: Habarana

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Garden

2. Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort (from USD 186)

If you’re looking to treat your family to an extraordinary and luxurious vacation, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is your best choice. As the property lies within a sprawling coconut plantation, you’ll be surrounded by towering palm trees and verdant gardens.

Each of the resort’s luxurious villas is bright and tastefully decorated, with some even boasting individual pools and personal butlers. During your stay, you’ll have access to the gorgeous outdoor pool, six on-site restaurants, and even Anantara Spa, where you can avail yourself of soothing reflexology treatments. Your kids are also welcome at the resort’s kids’ & teens’ club, supervised by trained child care professionals.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Goyambokka Estate, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

3. Sigiriya King's Resort, Sigiriya (from USD 252)

Located within a sprawling 7.5-acre (3-hectare) nature reserve, Sigiriya King’s Resort is an oasis that offers the best of Sri Lanka’s natural beauty and famed hospitality. The resort features spacious family rooms that can comfortably sleep up to seven guests. If you’ll be traveling with young kids, childcare services are available.

Right on the property, you can enjoy family-friendly outdoor activities, such as bird-watching and cycling, and indulge in delicious, traditional meals at the restaurant. Kid-friendly meals are available, too. Should you wish to explore the area, the resort offers biking and walking tours. The resort is also less than 10 kilometers (6.21 miles) from Minneriya National Park and Habarana Lake.

Sigiriya King's Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 176, Panelehena Thalkote, Sigiriya

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

4. Blue Whale Resort & Kite Surfing, Kandakuliya (from USD 48)

As the name suggests, Blue Whale Resort & Kite Surfing is an excellent place for you and your family to enjoy fun outdoor activities and, yes, even spot some majestic marine life. Located just km 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) from Kalpitiya Beach, you can easily enjoy swimming in the clear waters and watch the kite surfers or even try your hand at it!

Your family will find rest in the well-appointed rooms, equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a fridge. Rooms also have private bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer, and complimentary bath essentials. If you’ll be traveling with kids, the hotel provides toys and babysitting services upon request. Pets are welcome at the resort, too, so that no family member misses out on the fun.

Blue Whale Resort & Kite Surfing

Wifi Available

Address: Beach Road, Kandakuliya

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Tennis court Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

5. Taj Bentota Resort & Spa, Bentota (from USD 120)

Located in the Galle district, known for its lush tropical forests, the family is sure to enjoy a refreshing nature retreat at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa.

You and your loved ones will feel right at home here, with spacious rooms that come with amenities that include plush beds for at least three adults, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Wi-Fi access, and a private bath. Childcare essentials, including toys, books, and babysitting services, are available upon request, too. Most rooms even feature a private balcony where you can lounge and enjoy breathtaking sea views.

Enjoy a lovely picnic or rent bicycles to explore the premises. Kids will also have a blast at the outdoor play area. If you wish to unwind, be sure to head to the spa and indulge in their rejuvenating treatments.

Taj Bentota Resort & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Bentota

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna

6. Ayur Ayur Resort & Ayurveda Retreat, Negombo (from USD 75)

To escape stressful city living, you should consider booking a stay at Ayur Ayur Resort & Ayurveda Retreat. Your family can unwind in the resort’s air-conditioned guest rooms, which feature a private bath and a seating area. Some rooms even offer views of the nearby lake.

There are plenty of ways you can refresh yourself during your stay here. Take a dip in the outdoor pool or the hot tub, go for a bike ride, or choose from the resort’s wide selection of ancient treatments. A kids’ pool and some board games are available, as well, to help the youngest members of the family unwind.

Ayur Ayur Resort & Ayurveda Retreat

Wifi Available

Address: No. 14, Kattuwa Road, Eththukala

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

7. Edelweiss Resort, Mirissa (from USD 40)

Eager to enjoy some fun under the sun with your brood? Edelweiss Resort offers a laid-back stay close to one of Sri Lanka’s most popular beaches. You and your family are sure to love the resort’s spacious and airy family rooms, with large windows to let plenty of natural light in. Each room also has plush beds and mosquito nets to ensure a restful sleep.

With Mirissa Beach just a few minutes’ walk from the resort, your family can easily enjoy relaxing days by the shore together, swimming and watching stunning sunsets. You can even ask the resort staff to arrange whale and dolphin viewing or surfing.

Edelweiss Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Kalugalluwawattha,Thalaramba,Mirissa

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

8. Amaranthe Bay Resort & Spa, Trincomalee (from USD 244)

Amaranthe Bay Resort & Spa is an eco-friendly establishment noted for its world-class service and amenities. Each of the resort’s guest suites is spotlessly clean and well-appointed, boasting a hot tub and picturesque river views.

Foodies will enjoy plenty of gastronomic delights at the resort. Indulge in both local and international cuisine at the on-site restaurant and sip on some delicious beverages at the pool-side Calamander Wild Bar.

The resort has plenty more to offer. A kids’ club, as well as babysitting services, are available for guests with young children. You should also keep an eye out for the various discounts and promotions offered seasonally to families.

Amaranthe Bay Resort & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: No. 101/17, Alles Garden Road, Uppuveli

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace

9. Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge (from USD 217)

Nestled within a flourishing tea plantation is Madulkelle Tea Estate and Eco Lodge, an eco-friendly destination for those looking to be closer to the verdant hills of Sri Lanka.

Your family can choose between the resort’s Family Lodge or the Superior Family Suite - both offering plush beds, an ensuite bedroom, a private terrace, complimentary tea and coffee, and Wi-Fi access. Babysitting services and a play area are both available for your young kids, as well.

Soak in the outdoor pool, enjoy a campfire, or go on a fascinating tour of the tea factory with the help of resort staff. You can also try the delicious organic meals served by the resort’s on-site restaurant. A children’s menu is available here, too.

Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: Madulkelle

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

10. Laya Safari, Kirinda (from USD 228)

Keep your tribe close to nature with a stay at Laya Safari. The resort has family rooms inspired by nature, with large airy windows, warm hardwood floors, and a bright color palette. The rooms also feature a spacious living area, an en-suite bedroom, and a spacious private balcony for you to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the sea that the resort is known for.

For families with children, your little ones can enjoy delicious the kid-friendly buffet at the on-site restaurant and have a blast in the child-friendly pool.

As the resort is located just 200 meters (656.16 feet) from the beach, 25 kilometers (15.53 miles) from the holy Kataragama Temple, and 15 minutes from Yala Park, your family will enjoy all sorts of outdoor adventures together!

Laya Safari Resorts & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Palatupana Yala

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

Discover the wonders of Sri Lanka as a family

Filled with lush forests, sublime beaches, and mystical temples, your family can discover the endless wonders of Sri Lanka together on your next trip to this beautiful island. As Sri Lanka is known for its warmth and hospitality, you’re sure to experience a lovely vacation when you book a stay at one of the excellent family-friendly resorts above.

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